Crimes of Fashion, Trousers/Pants

Stuck Together Clothes Crimes: The Leggings-Shorts Combo

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It’s Friday, so we’re going to start this arrest with something positive, and say we appreciate the effort to prevent a leggings-worn-as-pants situation by covering the crotch area with shorts. We’ve always said that we can get on board with leggings-as-pants as long as the crotch is covered, and that is… well, almost the case here. We could argue that crochet doesn’t exactly make the best crotch-coverer, but hey, it’s a start.

On the flip-side of this, we also appreciate the attempt to make the shorts less, er, revealing  than they would be on their own, by adding the leggings underneath. Crochet shorts just don’t really work without something solid under them, do they?

All of that said, however, the truth is self-evident here: you don’t make two ugly items better  by joining them together. Seriously, this is simple stuff, people. Even the Fashion Police dog knows that leggings and shorts do not a good outfit make, and he walks around in nothing but a fur coat every day. (Yes, it’s real.) (Step down, PETA, it’s his own.)

Here’s a couple of thoughts:

  • If you’re worried that wearing your leggings as pants will result in a tragic camel toe situation, don’t wear them.
  • If you’re worried that your crochet shorts will show your underwear, don’t wear them.
  • If you’re considering joining two items together, so they must always be worn that way, and can never be worn with other items, don’t do it. Because that would make you a Fashion Criminal, and we really don’t want to have to come over there and arrest you…
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